Before we get going tonight with the So You Think You Can Dance results and the Los Angeles Idols show, I wanted to make sure you all saw Kirsten’s Emmy nomination post.
Like many of you, I was gobsmacked to see American Idol director, Bruce Gowers nominated for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series award. For what? His many technical errors throughout the season and a complete inability to end the live show on time? Seriously, a great, big WTF from me.
Also, add me to the list of peeps who are peeved that the delightful and talented, Cat Deeley, host of THE best competition reality show on TV right now, So You Think You Can Dance, was shut out of the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category. She keeps things moving on that live stage with ease, charm and class.
Cat’s snub aside, Ryan Seacrest deserves a special medal of honor for keeping that verging-on-a-trainwreck at times spectacle that American Idol has become. And he doesn’t break a sweat. Ryan has been keeping it cool and making it look smooth and easy for 8 seasons on America’s most popular TV show. He deserves the Emmy (and that raise), and if he doesn’t get it, the quick-witted Tom Bergeron would be a worthy alternative.
And speaking of snubs, the well-produced So You Think You Can Dance should have been been nominated in the Reality-Competition category. Ex-Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe puts together a show week after week that’s both entertaining and classy. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Idol suffered after he departed as executive producer.
So, I am delighted that SYTYCD received 4 noms in the Outstanding Choreography category, and was psyched to see some of my favorite routines–Napoleon and Tabitha’s “Bleeding Love” and Mia Michaels’ “Mercy”receiving nominations.